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HealthySkin Welcomes Dr. Alan J. Levin and Dr. Tamra J. Whiteley-Myers!

We are pleased to announce that two esteemed local dermatologists have joined HealthySkin Dermatology!  Alan J. Levin, M.D., FAAD and Tamra J. Whiteley-Myers, M.D., FAAD are a part of HealthySkin Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology as of September 1, 2016. Dr. Levin and Dr. Whiteley-Myers have been providing dermatological care to Tucsonans and their families for over 30 years each and are integral to the dermatological health and well-being of our community. We consider it an honor that they have chosen to join our practice, and we invite you to join us in welcoming them, and their staff, to our team of dermatology healthcare professionals!

What Is A Dermatology Physician Assistant?

Dermatology physician assistants are one of the fastest growing roles in healthcare in America.  What is the role that physician assistants play in dermatology? How do they differ from physicians? What is their education like? When do they receive dermatology training?  What is their role in a dermatology practice? Are they required to do ongoing education like a physician? Why do dermatology practices consider them integral parts in their healthcare delivery model?  This video from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants reviews the education, training, committment, and role that dermatology physician assistants play in a dermatology practice that are all critical components of what it takes to become a dermatology physician assistant.

Melt Your "Double Chin" With Kybella

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of adult submental fullness or "double chin."  Injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells in as little as 15-20 minutes.  Many patients will notice visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments, although some patients can require upt to 6 treatments for optimal results.  Once you achieve your optimal chin profile, you will not need to be treated with Kybella again.  See our holiday Kybella Special for the month of November here!

Learn more about Kybella, and watch an actual treatment session with this great video from (originally posted August 4, 2015).



HealthySkin Wins 2016 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Dermatology Practice For 2nd Year In A Row & Favorite Cosmetic Skin Care In Tucson

HealthySkin Dermatology is proud to announce we won the Arizona Daily Star's 2016 Readers' Choice Award for the "Best Dermatologist/Dermatology Practice" in Tucson for the second year in a row, and we ranked "Favorite Cosmetic Skin Care"! We are deeply honored and humbled by your selection, and we want to thank our patients, their families, our referring physicians, and our own physicians and staff for choosing our practice. Thank you for choosing HealthySkin as the best Dermatologist/Dermatology Practice and Favorite Cosmetic Skin Care Practice in Tucson.  It is our ongoing committment to provide you with the best dermatological care in Southern Arizona!


HealthySkin Wins The 2014 Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Nextrio Innovation Through Technology Award!

On October 30, 2014, HealthySkin Dermatology was chosen this year's recipient of the 2014 Copper Cactus Nextrio Innovation Through Technology Award for businesses with 51-75 employees!  There were so many worthy companies who were nominated and chosen as finalists - it is an honor to have been selected amongst so many amazing companies within our local community.  We are proud and humbled to have been chosen. 

Our practice has met and surpassed the challenge of keeping the crucial element of human interaction while incorporating the latest technologies into the traditional practice of medicine.  Our physicians and staff have risen to the challenge and succeeded! 

We we would like to say thank you  to our entire healthcare team, their families and our patients.  Without you, none of this would be possible!  We are committed to continuing to deliver the best possible dermatological care while staying modern and relevant in the ever-changing environment of healthcare.



HealthySkin is recruiting for a full-time BC/BE Dermatologist to join our team. Interested candidates will find more information here.

What Is A Patient Portal? What Is Meaningful Use?

Over the past few years, you may have noticed more physicians' offices transitioning from paper charts to Electronic Health Records, providing you with a clinical summary of your visit, and even offering to set you up with a login to access their "Patient Portal" site.  HealthySkin is no exception, and as of November 2013, we began offering our patients access to our very own Patient Portal. 

The creation of patient portals began with the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which created a program for eligble professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals who participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs to "participate in a voluntary program to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology [Federal Register/Vol. 75, No.144/Wednesday, July 28, 2010/Rules and Regulations/page 44314]."  This program is now commonly referred to by healthcare workers as "Meaningful Use", and it will become mandatory for all eligible professionals and hospitals who participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs to participate in the Meaningful Use program by January 1, 2015.

A large driving force behind Meaningful Use is to improve patient care outcomes by creating an improved healthcare infrastructure via improved healthcare records and provider-to-provider communications, and by involving patients more directly in their healthcare.  Patient Portals were designed with the goal of giving patients access to their healthcare records with the ability to review and update their healthcare information.  From the privacy of your home through our HIPAA compliant secure portal, you can view: the medications we have on record for you, the results of lab tests we ordered, any allergies we have listed for you, as well as allowing you to update your preferred pharmacy information and past medical history including previous skin diseases.  Not all information on the portal can be changed by patients - some sections will require you to update your information at your next visit with HealthySkin.  For complete details, please click here for our Patient Portal Guide. Use of the Patient Portal is entirely up to you, and you can choose to enable or disable the portal at any time.

Ultimately, Meaningful Use will pave the way for a futuristic healthcare model that will enable your healthcare providers and you to have access to your most current and accurate healthcare information when you need it most, whether you are at home or across the country.  Our Patient Portal is a step towards that future, and we are pleased to be able to offer it to all patients of HealthySkin.

Chemical Peels

Looking for a solution to your dry, discolored, or uneven skin that's not going to take a lot of time?  Medical chemical facial peels utilize a variety of acids to remove the upper layers of aged and sun damaged skin through exfoliation. Not all chemical peels produce visible flaking or "shedding" of the skin; however, all chemical peels produce exfoliation. The result is new fresh skin that is smoother and softer with a healthy glow.  Learn more about the benefits of the chemical peels avaialble at HealthySkin here.

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